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Apple deepens its open source credentials

Long regarded as an open source community shirker, Apple has has boosted its OS credentials by joining the Data Transfer Project.

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Parly committee launches Twitter account

The home affairs portfolio committee turns to social media to strengthen its oversight work.

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Jul 4, 2019

Facebook services restored

Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook are up and running again after the social media giant resolved the technical glitch that caused the outage yesterday.

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Jun 13, 2019

Telegram DDOS attack linked to Hong Kong protests

Telegram users in the Americas and other countries experienced connection issues.

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What South Africans searched for online on election day

South Africans turned to Google for voting information, while photo-sharing apps like Instagram were used to showcase their marks in the sixth democratic election.

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SA political parties square up on social media

South African political parties have been hard at work using social media as a tool to reach voters, hoping these online efforts will translate into votes.

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Mar 26, 2019

'Digital gangster' Facebook to appoint content reviewers

The social media giant outlines plans to create an independent oversight board to provide guidelines around implementing a level of censorship on the platform.

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Feb 21, 2019

Curbing social media risks requires foresight

Companies should implement social media training programmes to stop reputational risks posed by staff online, says privacyconsulting's Russell Nel.

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Jan 17, 2019

How Facebook can become a better public forum

Researchers from the University of Oxford and Stanford University argue Facebook should make changes to aid democracy and free speech.

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Jan 10, 2019

Data breaches affect over 1bn users in 2018

Facebook, Google, Twitter and Liberty were among companies subjected to major data breaches in 2018.

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Dec 18, 2018

Twitter tumbles on concerns about hacking activity

Twitter shares fell almost 7% after the company said it was investigating unusual traffic that might be from state-sponsored hackers.

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Father of Web says tech giants may have to be split up

Silicon Valley tech giants are so dominant they may need to be broken up, unless changes in taste reduce their clout, says Tim Berners-Lee.

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